The Living with A Long Term Condition (LWLTC) programme is for anyone living in Derbyshire who has one or more long-term health conditions such as asthma, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), depression, diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, sickle cell, HIV, ME/chronic fatigue, chronic pain or any other condition. The course is also available and proven beneficial for carers of someone living with a long term condition.  The course is designed to help participants cope with their health condition and improve their quality of life.

LWLTC is a free 6-week course that can help a person to take more control of their health by learning new skills and strategies to manage their condition on a daily basis. The course focuses on what a person can do, rather than what they can’t.  Each session is one day a week and lasts two and a half hours. There is one session a week and refreshments are provided.

Topics covered include:

  • Dealing with symptoms like pain and tiredness
  • Coping with depression or feeling low
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Communicating with family, friends and health professionals
  • Planning for the future
  • Setting realistic goals and pacing yourself

The course is run by two trained tutors who themselves live with long-term conditions. They can give practical advice based on their own life experiences.

We have the following courses available:

Start Dates



Tuesday 13th March 18

13.30 – 16.00

Ilkeston Fire Station Derby Road Ilkeston

Tuesday 27th March 18

13.30 – 16.00

CAB Banks Road Matlock

Monday 9th April 18

13.30 – 16.00

Long Eaton Health Centre Midland Street Long Eaton

Tuesday 17th April 18

13.30 – 16.00

Dronfield Library High Street Dronfield

Thursday 19th April 18

13.30 – 16.00

Amber Trust Ripley 7-11 Wellington Street Ripley

Friday 18th May 18

13.30 – 16.00

Fairfield Centre Victoria Park Road Buxton

Tuesday 29th May 18

13.30 – 16.00

Chesterfield Fire Station Spire Walk Business Park Braidwood Way

Wedensday 13th June 18

12.30 – 15.00

CAB offices Swadlincote

Tuesday 26th June 18

12.30 – 15.00

Glossop venue to be confirmed

Wednesday 27th June 18

13.30 – 16.00

Ilkeston Fire Station

Thursday 28th June 18

13.30 – 16.00

Tesco Superstore Clay Cross


You can book a course by emailing [email protected]  or telephoning 01283 210107


We also offer the opportunity to become a Living with A Long Term Health Condition volunteer Tutor.